Bug 537243

Summary: preupgrade should suggest methods to find enough space /boot
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Alexander Boström <abo>
Component: preupgradeAssignee: Richard Hughes <richard>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 12CC: mclasen, petersen, vr5, wwoods
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Description Alexander Boström 2009-11-12 16:49:07 EST
Many machines have a default /boot of 200MB or even less, which currently makes it hard to complete a preupgrade.

There are various things that can be done to mitigate the problems, such as:

1. Suggest the removal of all kernels that are older than the currently running kernel.
2. tune2fs -r 0
3. Do something about /boot/upgrade/install.img

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 10:29:23 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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Comment 2 Matthias Clasen 2010-03-04 18:51:34 EST
This will still be a serious problem going from F12 to F13.

I just did

1. Install from F12 desktop live cd
2. Update the system fully
3. Run preupgrade


/boot fills up, upgrade fails
Comment 3 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2010-04-16 10:34:59 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 4 Jens Petersen 2010-04-30 02:55:32 EDT
(In reply to comment #2)
> This will still be a serious problem going from F12 to F13.

Right but see bug 573451 and note that preupgrade still
supports downloading install.img at boot time. :)
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